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Track press cylinder fail results in serious injuries

The Queensland Mining Safety Regulator has advised of a serious incident that resulted in a mineworker being airlifted to a Brisbane hospital with a range of serious injuries. The report documents...

Paste wall failure in western Australian mine

Paste wall failure

A catastrophic paste wall failure in a drive at the top of a stope could have claimed lives of mineworkers after they were forced to climb into the bucket of a bogger and radio to be rescued. The...

hydraulic satircase crushes mineworker

Mineworker crushed by hydraulic stairs – again!

Another mineworker has been crushed by a hydraulic staircase on a dozer after regulators found that a range of issues associated with wiring modifications that resulted in an unexpected staircase...

life of COVID-19 on surfaces

Life of COVID-19 on surfaces

Researchers in the USA have determined the life of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) on surfaces and aerosols including copper, cardboard, stainless steel and plastic. KEY POINTS COVID-19 can remain present...

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Mining safety journal traffic soars

Australasian Mine Safety Journal traffic has increased substantially in the wake of COVID-19 and the publication is now the most read, most relevant and up to date news and information regarding...

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WA to stop all FIFO from NSW

Western Australia will stop all Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) from NSW from Monday.The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s (CME) said the decision had been made by the WA resources sector...

FIFO changes for COVID-19

Major swing changes to affect FIFO workers

FIFO workers COVID-19 Miners across Australia are progressively implementing plans to scale back interstate FIFO operations in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)...